Who is this Irvine guy, anyway?
The basics: Born in Ann Arbor, raised mostly in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with stops in various other places. Graduate of the universities of Michigan, Maine, and Denver. English PhD, former English professor at the University of Maine and lecturer in game design at the University of Southern Maine. Currently full-time writer. Lives in Maine. Four kids. Two dogs, one bird, one snake. Devotee of soccer, baseball, and hockey. Also books, comics, games, and movies. Wikipedia says this, while the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says this. Online interviews abound in which other details are disclosed.
Interesting vandalism of the Wikipedia entry is encouraged.
What has he written?
The complete list is here.
Will he sign stuff for me?
Sure, if you send it with enough postage to get back. Or you can order from Print: A Bookstore and I’ll go in and sign your copy.
Will he send me free stuff?
Probably not. Unless there’s a cool cause or charity involved, in which case sure.
Will he come to my event/library/classroom?
He would probably love to, schedule permitting. Drop a line to find out.
I want him to write a book/story/game/movie. Who do I talk to?
Great! Start with an email.
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